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1 R E P U B L I C OF S O U T H AFRICA~TE; :.~ZZsJ.., ';:,'; i : .,.. ----- -'-- --- <.., >:j ,.,.>,. 7,. ~. l=- ; .., ; > .!,. ;. government GAZETTE. STAATSKOERANT. VAN DIE REPUBLIEK VAN SUID-AFRIKA.. A S tf Nuusbld by die Poskantwr Gereg is we /r CAPE TOWN, 20 NOVEMBER 2000. 425 NO. 21'776. KAAPSTAD. 20 NOVEMBER 2000.. T1{E PRESIDENCY DIE PRESIDENSIE. 1 1. I I. 2 No. 21776 government GAZEITE, 20 NOVEMBER 20C0. Act No. 32, 2000 local government : MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS ACT, XXX). (English text signed by the Acting President.). (Assented 1014 November 2000.).. % ,,. ACT. To provide for the core principles, mechanisms and processes that are necessary to enable municipalities to move progressively towards the social and economic upliftment of local communities, and ensure universal access to essential services that are affordable to all; to define the legal nature of a municipality as including the local community within the municipal area, working in partnership with the municipality's political and administrative structures; to provide for the manner in which municipal powers and functions are exercised and performed; to provide for community participation.}

2 To establish a simple and enabling framework for the core processes of planning, performance management, resource mobilisation and organisational change which underpin the notion of developmental local govern- ment; to provide a framework for local public administration and human resource development; to empower the poor and ensure that municipalities put in place service tariffs and credit control policies that take their needs into account by providing a framework for the provision of services, service delivery agreements and municipal service districts; to provide for credit control and debt collection; to establish a framework for support,, monitoring and standard setting by other spheres of government in order to progressively build local government into an etlicient, frontline development agency capable of integrating the activities of all spheres of government for the overall social and economic upliftment of communities in harmony with their local natural environment; to provide for legal matters pertaining to local government ; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

3 PREAMBLE. Whereas the system of local government under apartheid failed dismally to meet the basic needs of the majority of South Africans;. Whereas the Constitution of our non-racial democracy enjoins local government not just to seek to provide services to all our people but to be fundamentally developmental in orientation;. Whereas there is a need to set out the core principles, mechanisms and processes that give meaning to developmental local government and to empower municipalities to move progressively towards the social and economic upliftment of communities and the provision of basic services to all our people, and specifically the poor and the disadvantaged.

4 Whereas a fundamental aspect of the new local government system is the active engagement of communities in the affairs of municipalities of which they are an integral part, and in particular in planning, serwce delivery and performance management;. Whereas the new system of local government requires an efficient, effective and transparent local public administration that conforms to constitutional principles;. 4 No. 2 i 776 GOVERNtvlEm GAZHI%, 20 NC)VEMBER 2000. Act No. 32,2000 LOCAi. government ;. MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS ACT, 2000. Whereas there is a need to ensure financially and economically viable municipalities;. Whereas there is a need to create a more h~onious relationship between municipal councils, municipal administrations and the local communities through the acknowledgement of reciprocal rights and duties.

5 Whereas there is a need to develop a strong system of local government capable of exercising the functions and powers assigned to it; and Whereas this Act is an integral part of a suite of legislation that gives effect to the new system of local government ;. B E IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the Parliament of the REPUBLIC of South Africa, as follows: . TABLE OF CONTENTS. CHAPTER 1. INTERPRETATION. 1. Definitions CHAPTER 2. LEGAL NATURE AND RIGHTS AND DUTLES OF MUNICIPALITIES. 2. Legal nature 3. Co-operative government 10. 4. Rights and duties of municipal counciis 5. Rights and duties of members of local community 6. Duties of municipal administrations 7.

6 Exercise of rights and performance of duties CHAPTER 3 15. MUNICIPAL FUNCTIONS AND POWERS. 8. General empowerment 9. Assignments initiated by the executive to municipalities generally 10. Assignments initiated by the executive to specific municipalities 11. Executive and legislative authority 20. 12. Legislative procedures 13. Publication of by-laws 14. Standard draft by-laws 15. Municipal code CHAPTER 4 25. COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION. 16. Development of culture of community participation 17. Mechanisms, processes and procedures for community participation 18. Communication of information concerning community participation 19. Public notice of meetings of municipal councils 30.

7 20. Admission of public to meetings 21. Communications to local community ~z, Regulations and guidelines .., - .- ..- . 6 No, 21776 government GAZETTE, 20 NOVEMBER 2000. 1. Act ,?40. 32, 2000 local government . MUNIC[P,4L SYSTEMS ACT. 2000 1! CHAPTER 5. INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANNING. Part 1: General 23. Municipai planning to be developmentally oriented 24. Municipal planning in co-operative government 5. 25. Adoption of integrated development plans part 2: Contents of integrated development plans Core components of integrated development plans . Part 3: Process for planning, drafting, adopting and review of integrated development plans 10.]

8 27, Framework for integrated dev~lopment planning 28. Adoption of process 29. Process to be followed 30. Management of drafting process 31. Provincial monitoring and support 15. 32. Copy of integrated development plan to be submitted to MEC for local government 33. Ad hoc committees 34. Annual review and amendment of integrated development plan Part 4: Miscellaneous 35. Status of integrated development plan 36. Municipality to give et~ect to integrated development plm 37. Regulations and guidelines CHAPTER 6 ,. PERFORMANCE IW4 NAGE}IENT. 38. Establishment of performance management system 39. Development of performance management system 40.

9 Monitoring and review of' performance management system 41. Core components 42. Community involvement 30. 43. General key performance indicators 44. Notification of key performance indicators and performance targets 45. Audit of performance measurements 46. Annual reports 47. Reports by MEC 35. 48. Reports by Minister 49. Regulations and guidelines CHAPTER 7. local PUBLIC ADNIINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES. Part 1: Basic principles 40. 50. Basic values and principles governing local public administration 51. organisation of adminis[r~tion 52. lncomistcncy with applicable ]dbour legislation Part 2: Political structures, politicui oj7ice bearers and roles Role~ and re\pL]niibilities 8 No.

10 2!776 government GAZETTE, 20 NOVEMBER 2000.. - .. Act No. local GOVERNM&T. MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS ACT. 2000. 54. Code of' Conduct for councillors 55. Municipal mtinagers 56. Appointment of managers directly accountable to municipal man~gers 57, Employment contr~cts for municipal managers and managers directly account- able to municipal managers 5. 58. Remuneration of municipal managers and managers directly accountable to municipal managers Part 3: Delegation system 59. Delegations 60. Certain delegations restricted to executive committees or executive mayors 10. 61 Referral of matters to delegating authorities for decision 62: Appeals 63.


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